> How can I copy a group of files to a different name.  I want to copy all 
> files starting with 'bacula*' to 'bacula*.old'.  So I have these four files:
> 
> blacklamb# ll bac*
> -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel   949 Apr 22 09:13 bacula-barcodes
> -rw-r-----  1 root  wheel  5792 May 17 16:52 bacula-dir.conf
> -rw-r-----  1 root  wheel   763 Apr 22 09:13 bacula-fd.conf
> -rw-r-----  1 root  wheel  1909 May 17 16:31 bacula-sd.conf
>  
> I want to have copies of these files with '.old' appended to their 
> names.  I've tried 'cp -pv bac* bac*.old' but cp complains.  Because 
> it's only 4 files, I'll do each one independently but I'd like to know 
> how to do this "right" for future reference.


Well it may not be right, but there is more than one way to skin a cat.


if using bash as your shell you could do 


> for b in * 
> do
>  mv $b ${b}.old
> done




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